Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Wish Upon a Wedding Blissful Wishes Ball

Wish Upon a Wedding is the world's first nonprofit wish granting organization that provides weddings and vow renewals for couples facing terminal illness or other serious life-altering circumstances. Less than one year old, the organization has 16 active chapters, and will have granted 12 wishes by the end of 2010.

During the month of November, they are hosting several fund raising galas and auctions throughout the country, and would like to invite you to participate.
Whether you are a bride or groom to be, a wedding industry professional, or you simply love the concept behind their mission... YOU can help make Wedding Wishes come true, while raising crucial funding needed to sustain this wonderful, new nonprofit organization.

Here's How:

 A Gala Celebration to Benefit Wish Upon a Wedding

The Blissful Wishes Ball is a festive way to support Wish Upon a Wedding.  Enjoy a nice night out on the town with an elegant dinner, entertainment, music, dancing, and incredible auction items.


Online and Live auctions for a Worthwhile Cause

For the first time in history, couples getting married can plan their entire wedding from virtually any city in the United States, knowing that every penny they spend will go directly towards helping a couple in need.  It's so EASY to bid.  Find everything from invitations to flowers, catering to DJs, photography to wedding planners, honeymoons and more.
Simply visit their online auction site here to choose from hundreds of items from the industry's best vendors.

Even if you are not getting married, check it out for other exciting items, such as dinners in top-rated restaurants, entertainment, sporting events and popular autographed memorabilia. Every cent earned goes towards Wish Upon a Wedding and their mission to provide these heartfelt Wedding Wishes.

About Wish Upon a Wedding

Founded in January of 2010 by CA wedding planner, Liz Guthrie of San Jose Wedding Consultants, Wish Upon a Wedding was
created to help couples who did not have the time, money, resources or strength to plan a wedding on their own, because of terminal illness or other serious life-altering circumstances. The organization now celebrates the courage, determination and spirit of these couples by
granting their dream wedding wishes. It is their goal that chosen recipients can
inspire other couples facing similar situations to find hope and strength, while raising awareness for terminal illness.
Growing up with a sister who was deaf since birth, and raised by parents who ran a board and care home for people facing numerous disabilities and life hardships, Liz learned early on to value the many blessings in life, and the importance of helping others. Volunteering throughout her life for a variety of nonprofit organizations, Liz was looking for a way to combine weddings and community service. 
After producing the San Francisco Dream Wedding Giveaway in 2009, a contest in which only one couple would be granted a dream wedding, Liz came up with a way to merge her two passions. While going through the process of giving the wedding "prize" to a woman suffering from stage IV Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Liz  created Wish Upon a Wedding. Overnight, Liz decided to change wedding history, and the way we give, by launching a nonprofit organization that was totally unique and had never existed before.

Supported by industry leaders such as Sasha Souza, David Beahm, Stella Inserra, Jenny Orsini, Kevin Covey, Stacie Francombe, Sylvia Weinstock, Steve Kemble, Mindy Weiss, Mary Dann, and Ivy Robinson (to name just a few), the organization has experienced rapid growth and seen voracious acceptance throughout the country.

To date, eight couples have benefited from the generous work of Wish Upon a Wedding. Over 4,000 volunteers have signed up to become Wish Granters. Their facebook page has attracted over 10,000 fans. 
None of this would be possible without public support.


In Loving Memory of Wish Recipients who have Passed On


Dani and Tony married in St Louis on September 1. She passed away September 30th. Dani had suffered from Cystic Fibrosis since age 3, and had recently received a double lung transplant.

Florence and Micheal married near Sacramento on March 13. She passed away on September 28. Florence battled stage IV breast cancer, and was diagnosed with six months to live at the time of her wedding.

Shelly and Jay married in Seattle on May 2.  Shelly passed away three weeks later. She had been battling a rare type of cancerous lymphoma, and Jay suffered from Multiple Sclerosis.

Please help Wish Upon a Wedding continue to do great things.

And help them spread the word, by sharing this article with your friends, family, co-workers and acquaintances.
You CAN make a difference in someone's life today!


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sometimes a Professional Socialite Must Polka

Hey Lovelies,

I have had an intersting day. This morning I had the opportunity to be on Great Day Houston with Debra Duncan!

The original purpose for me being there was to sit in the audience and record a PSA after the show for the 10th Annual Pink on the Green Tournament that the Missouri City Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha puts on every year to benefit Julia F. Thompson, Inc. I was already feeling like I was running late after being stuck in traffic no matter which way I went but I made it in time. Lucky me!

I soon find out that I have been volunteered to dance on the show with the representives for Oktoberfest! I was, to say the least, honored and shocked! My lovely Sorors had offered me up and I had no warning. I'm so happy they did! It was a wonderful experience and my mother and grandmother enjoyed the links so I thought I'd share it with you as well.

For those of you that don't know my face...I'm the cute chocolate girl with the bouncy curls and pearls! Enjoy!


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

"A Drink & A Smile" Professional Happy Hour

Professional Socialites and Urban Nites Entertainment introduce a new happy hour for the upwardly-mobile professional. Come mix, mingle, network and unwind every Friday (starting August 20th) at Blue Label Lounge.

This Friday is our Teacher Appreciation Edition. We know this is your last weekend before the school year starts again so come enjoy "A Drink & A Smile" with us at Blue Label from 5pm to 9pm!

If you're a teacher, if you ...appreciate the work that teachers do for our youth, or if you just enjoy a good drink with a good crowd we hope to see you there!

Powered by Professional Socialites and Urban Nites Entertainment

Sponsored by Grey Goose!

Free Admission all evening!


Exquisite Catering by Houston's Top Culinary Talents

Sounds by DJ LAROSE

$4 Wine Specials


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Take a Step Back In Time...Renaissance on the Bayou 22nd Annual Scholarship Gala

Professional Socialites is committed to supporting great causes in our community and helping improve the lives of future generations. On August 14, 2010 the XKL Educational Foundation will host Renaissance on the Bayou 22nd Annual Scholarship Gala at the Stafford Centre (10505 Cash Road, Stafford, TX). You should be there!

Come and enjoy a live band, dancing, casino games, dinner, premium open bar, live auction and much more at this year’s 22nd Annual Scholarship Fundraiser & Renaissance On The Bayou Gala. This event will focus on the growth era of the 1920’s – 1940’s in music, art, and poetic expression. Come dressed themed appropriate to converge in the atmosphere.

Tickets are $50 and your support with help:
  • To finance six (6) $1000 College Scholarships for High-School seniors.
  • To assist in financing Xi Kappa Lambda Education Foundation's HBCU (Historically Black College / University) Tour. This tour inspires young students with the determination to seek higher education, by actually allowing them the ability to visit institutions of higher education - First-Hand.
  • Allows a setting to present this year's scholarship recipients with their scholarship rewards.  

Over the past decade, hundreds of high school juniors and seniors from metropolitan Houston have been exposed to educational opportunities and culturally enriching experiences, because of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Xi Kappa Lambda Education Foundation. Under the theme "It all begins with a dream and a chance to achieve it," the Foundation has provided over 50 students from the Greater Houston area with first year scholarships to assist them in starting their college careers.

This is a wonderful foundation to support and I hope to see you there!! Click here to purchase your ticket!!

Blissfully Yours,

Monday, July 12, 2010

Bid Your Wish For Wedded Bliss

Couples planning to be married can bid for wedding-related auction items online starting in October or at a Blissful Wishes Balls Nationwide in November, with all proceeds benefiting  Wish Upon a Wedding .  This new organization is the world's first nonprofit that provides weddings for individuals facing life-threatening illness.

Wish Upon a Wedding is currently seeking donated products or services in 46 cities, ranging from wedding gowns to tuxedos, invitations to cakes, and limousine services to honeymoons. It only takes a moment to register and make a difference in someone's life at  https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/AuctionHome.action?auctionId=115386483 !  Be sure to add your item to the correct category (city), and don’t forget to include your company logo and URL.  What a great advertising opportunity~ and you'll be making a positive difference in someone's life who truly deserves it!

 Also seeking NATIONAL/CORPORATE Sponsors for our Cross Country Galas! Email cwo@wishuponawedding.org for details!

Help make a wish come true!

Blissfully Yours,

Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Pamper Party

Hey Everyone,

Sorry for this late delay but I had to make sure to share these pics with you. On March 27th at Alden Hotel we helped Pure Addiction and Pole Party Houston host The Pamper Party. Ladies, if you missed this event I really do feel a little sorry for you lol.

Pure Addiction is an THE online clothing boutique that truly speaks to you fashion senses. Talk about fashion rehab...sigh. I must admit I have a new addiction! Check out some of the pics from this Fab event.

Pure Addiction showcased their Spring 2010 collection while ladies were pampered with demos from Pole Party Houston, mini makeovers, minx demos , great music, cocktails and tasty bites.

While the ladies shopped there were plenty of tidbits provided by *17 to keep their energy up!

Pole Party Houston is an alternative event planning and fitness company. Pole dancing is the new yoga....well maybe not but anything that can give you legs like that can't be too bad.

Our Makeup Artist, Tasha Renee gave it a try!

Age doesn't matter...it is fun and you'll never feel more sexy and confident!

The lovely Athena Elliot from Minx Houston gave Minx demos.

3 of our favorite makeup artists showed off their skills by giving mini makeovers. You have to have the perfect look to go with the perfect outfit.

Sujuane working her magic!

Tinnell sharing her beauty!

Tasha Renee doing what she does best!

The Pamper Party was truly an event to write home about. To see more pics from The Pamper Party check out our facebook Professional Socialites Fan Page.


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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The "I Do" Brunch 2010

Hello Lovelies,

I know it has been a minute since you've heard from us but we promise you we have not forgotten about you. This past weekend Megan and I attended the "I Do" Brunch in Baltimore. The event was hosted by Who's Wedding Is It Anyway planner, Linnyette Richardson-Hall and her wonderful team at Premier Event Management. The "I Do" Brunch is a chance for wedding planner to be on the other side of the event and be a guest.

The brunch had an English Garden theme and it was carried out in every detail from the tablescape, to the food, to the tea attire and hats.

The Gathering Place was the AMAZING venue that housed the brunch. Once you walked into the room, you were transported to an English Garden Tea Party. I took tons of pictures of the tables and you can see more on our Facebook Fan Page.

Shades of purple, green, gold, and silver....sigh....I love it all. These are colors that can work for a daytime or evening wedding and adding a personal touch will make your day truly unique to you and your guests.

The last centerpiece is my FAV! I'm so inspired every time I attended an event is it should inspire you as well.

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Check out more pics at Professional Socialites Facebook Fanpage!


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Minx Houston

Hey Everyone,

I had to let you know about my wonderful trip to Minx. Now for those of you who don't know what Minx is please go check out www.MinxHouston.com and learn about the hottest new nail trend.

Athena Elliot
is magic behind Minx Houston and has Minxed some hot celebrities including LeToya Luckett, Kim Zolciak from Real Housewives of Atlanta, Crystal Wall (Paul Wall's wife), Mya, Natalie Nunn from Bad Girls Club, Estelle, Keri Hilson, and the list goes on. Click her pic below to go to the Minx Houston Facebook Fan Page.

I went for the first time on Friday, Feb 19th and it was a wonderful experience. Since I already have an overlay on my nails I got to try her Sequin Nails. Basically its a combination of arylic, glitter, and sequins on my nails but she can be very creative. Here's some shots from my experience.

Tell me what you think about that and check out Athena at Minx Houston. Love you, Athena!!!

Blissfully Yours,

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Myths Behind the Month

Hey Huns,

I received a fan page request from an invitation company called Precious Invitations so of course I went to check out their page and saw something that caught my eye. On their site there was a recent post entitled Behind the Tradition: The Right Time to Marry and I immediately perked up....I have a thing for learning the myths and stories behind all the traditions of marriage. You'd be surprised some of the stories you get. Anyway the entry talks about what the Victorians felt each month meant for your marriage. Here's what they say:

January Marry when the year is new, he’ll be loving , kind, and true.

February When February birds do mate, you wed nor dread your fate.

March If you wed when March winds blow, joy and sorrow both you’ll know.

April Marry in April if you can, joy for maiden and for man.

May Marry in the month of May, you will surely rue the day.

June Marry when June roses grow and over land and sea you’ll go.

July Those who in July do wed must labour for their daily bread.

August Whoever wed in August be, many a change is sure to see.

September Marry in September’s shine so that your life is rich and fine.

October If in October you do marry, love will come but riches tarry.

November If you wed in bleak November, only joys will come, remember!

December When December’s snows fall fast, marry, and your love will last.

Still undecided about when to be married? There is always the Victorian assurance that the luckiest time of all to be married is on the same day of the week that the groom was born, regardless of fertility rites, harvest moons, or when the goddess of love might be looking on. It is better yet to marry on his birthday.

Interesting, right? If you want to see the whole entry check out Precious Invitations' Guide to Your Wedding Experience or click the title of the entry above. Happy Reading!


Thursday, January 7, 2010

Dine Around

Hello Everyone,

Trying to keep up with two blogs is a lot so I've decided to make Blissful Tales of Professional Socialites more about my personal encounters and stories about this wonderful journey.

As we have worked our way down the road of turning Professional Socialites into a household name we realized that people really look at us as "Professional" Socialites. Friends contact us to ask what's the best club on a certain night or have we heard anything about a certain restaurant. It's kinda a cool position. You see when we Megan and I started going out all the time while we were in college people didn't believe us when we said we had a plan for all this. Now looking back there are so many people that I could tell "I told you so". Ha ha.

In our article in Premier Bride Magazine we talked about ways to make the tradiational bridesmaid's luncheon creative by doing a dine around. Cool idea right? So I started thing about how I would do it for myself. The concept behind the dine around is that you meet at one restaurant for appetizers, a second for your entree, and a third for desert followed by drinks and dancing. There are so many great places in Houston so imagine this...

Galleria Area

Appetizers and Cocktails - Kona Grill

Entree - Maggino's Little Italy

Desert- Berripop

Dancing and Drinks - Belevedere

Check out our article "Don't Forget to Enjoy" in Premier Bride Greater Houston Magazine!!

Tell me what you think everyone!

Blissfully Yours,